The Adjutant General's Corps Team

Verity Morris

Verity Morris
Aged 25 yrs
This is the first year that I have experienced Open Water Swimming and that could be the key to my enthusiasm.  Having competed for my local swimming club from an early age, I hung up my costume aged 16 to concentrate on rowing, only to return to the pool on joining RMAS in 2006.  My preference remains with the pool; however, the jellyfish, salt water, freezing temperatures, crashing waves, and lack of visibility - mainly due to the copioius amounts of sewerage found on the South Coast convinced me that this was the sport for me and I embark on my first ever Cross Channel Swim.

Amanda Hassel
Having safely returned from my tour of duty in Iraq with 19 Light Brigade last year I am  thrilled to have been invited to Captain the AGC team.  I’m looking forward to dodging tankers, seaweed and the odd jellyfish - that is of course, as long as hurricanes, gales and other unforeseen weather problems allow the race to start!

Amanda was smiling before entering Lake Bala!

Glen Fenby
I hold the qualification of ASA Swimming Coach Level 2 but that doesn’t help me in the slightest for this current challenge in Open Water Swimming, when we’re being hit by wave after wave with the water temperature being so cold (I’m not a fan).  On this challenge my greatest problem will be going straight (no black pool line to follow) so the team will have to ensure I stay behind the boat and if I swim near sea monsters (jellies) then I’ll automatically change to racing pace to get through or more likely turn back.
I’m nevertheless looking forward to a once in a lifetime experience.

Michele Cochrane

Michele Cochrane

Kate Bowler
Aged 31 yrs
I was a member of Nottingham Swimming Club from a young girl right up until I joined the Army.  I’ve dabbled in Open Water Swimming (however not in the sea) before in my early teens, but have not done anything since.
I had wanted to swim the Channel since a child but never thought that the opportunity would arise until I received a random email a few months ago.  I’ve since got back in to the cold world of Open Water Swimming using Lake Bala as my first race for years.

Abi Bradley

Abi Bradley
QinetiQ is a leading international defence and security technology company. We develop innovative technology-based solutions and products and provide technology-rich support services for government organisations, such as the UK MOD and the US DoD, and for commercial customers around the world.

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica's company, is a provider of total capability solutions in the vertical lift markets.

Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems is a specialist in high tech flooring solutions, in both military and civilian markets. Worldwide installations include innovative finishing solutions for submarine vessels, naval vessels, flight- and helidecks and high tech production areas.

General Dynamics UK Limited is a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator working in partnership with the UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) and other allies.

ATIL provides training for Army Aircrew, Groundcrew and Maintenance personnel in supporting the introduction and operation of the Apache AH Mk1, one of the British Army's most sophisticated and capable weapons systems.

We are a Company dedicated to providing "Rapidly Deployable" and Rapidly Redeployable high specification expeditionary equipment, back-up technical & maintenance support and training to our clients, both military and civilian throughout the world.

Sun HML Engineering

Porter Brothers

Many thanks to our Title Sponsor:

Please support our sponsors

As well as racing for the fiercely contested Channel Titan title our teams raised more than 15,000 for the ABL

Visit this years charity - the Army Benevolent Fund

2008 Site design and content copyright Helen Healey Photography